A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy potatoes, oil and flour.

Barrio Lindo Group's story

The 'Barrio Lindo' (Beautiful Neighborhood) community bank is starting a new cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana regional office. The bank has nine members and is managed by a board of directors whose president is Virginia.

Virginia indicates to us that this is her second cycle with the 'Barrio Lindo' community bank. This cycle she is planning to increase her production of 'rellenos de papa' (meat-stuffed potatoes) and 'rellenos de patitas'. She will use her loan to buy supplies (oil, potatoes, vegetables, etc.) for her business preparing 'rellenos'. She sells her products all day Tuesdays and Fridays, from a fixed sales location in the city of El Alto, specifically in Ex-Tranca de Rio Seco. Virginia's work helps her to support her family since she is married and financially supports her household.

The businesses that the members of this community bank are engaged in are varied: running a neighborhood store, selling 'rellenos', sewing 'enaguas' (traditional underskirts), knitting blankets, creating handicrafts, creating plastic handicrafts, knitting products from vicuna wool and selling meals.

In the photo you can see a group of women who show themselves to be somewhat surprised by our visit. During the meeting they showed a desire to improve themselves.

In this group: Virginia, Reyna Encarna, Paulina, Lucia, Maria, Margarita, Cecilia, Martha, Francisca

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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